Unrestored 1970 Ford Mustang Grande Is a Rare Garage Kept Queen

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Photo: mecum
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The Mustang family of muscle cars is one that needs little introduction. As one of the original members of the segment, it dominated (and still does) the market, and it’ll probably continue to do so for years to come, even if probably no longer powered by the internal combustion engines that made it so appreciated.
Over the years, the Mustang was offered to the world in a variety of versions, with the most famous of which, like the Mach 1, Boss 429, or the many Shelbys, immediately coming to mind.

But the Mustang family produced over the years some variants that are lesser known, although in some circles just as appreciated as the others. Like, say, the luxury Grande.

Now, luxury is not exactly what one would expect on a muscle car, and luxury in its true sense is not what the Grande offered, but compared to its lesser siblings, and with a stretch of imagination, one could consider it so.

On the market from 1969 to 1973, the Grande was supposed to be an alternative to the Mach 1 of the era, offering a bit of style to go with its power. It came with stuff like imitation wood trim on the interior (mostly on the doors, instrument panels, and glove box), about 55 pounds (25 kg) of sound deadening, and bucket vinyl seats for a more comfortable ride.

Mechanically, the Grande was not different from what else was available in the Mustang range, making it far less desirable than Ford would have liked. Yet, years after it exited the market, the Mustang Grande still has a following, and big bucks are spent on those still in perfect condition.

1970 Ford Mustang Grande
Photo: Mecum
Perfect, and original, are the words that describe this 1970 Ford Mustang Grande, sitting on the lot of cars auction house Mecum is moving these days over in Dallas, Texas.

Listed with no reserve, but also with no mention on how much the owner expects to fetch for it, the Grande is an unrestored gem that was “always garage kept.” It hasn’t been driven all that much either, with its odometer showing just under 40,000 miles of use (a bit over 64,000 km).

The car is powered by the 302ci V8 engine running a 2-barrel carburetor and an automatic transmission. The body comes in Medium Lime metallic with chrome on the bumpers, while the Ivy cloth interior is protected by the elements by a Houndstooth Green and black vinyl top. Factory air conditioning and a Philco AM radio are also featured inside.

As said, there is no mention of how much the owner expects to fetch for the Mustang Grande, but we’ll learn that pretty soon, as the car is scheduled to sell today, September 9.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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